Vicki Lionberger, Recipe Tester

A list of all the recipes Vicki Lionberger has tested.

Skillet Roast Chicken Recipe

Skillet Roast Chicken

This sassy roast chicken gets its moist meat and ultra-crisp skin from the two-step process of searing it in a skillet then sliding the whole thing in the oven. Simplicity.

  • 30 M
  • 1 H, 20 M
  • 1
Tray of roast chicken pieces with pancetta, olives, and garlic cloves

Roast Chicken with Pancetta and Olives

“One of the best chicken recipes ever!” “Crisp-skinned.” “Juicy.” “Aromatic.” “Easy.” “Gorgeous.” “Heavenly.” That’s what we’re hearing from folks who’ve tried this preparation for chicken (or rabbit). Sorta makes you wanna try it, eh?

  • 25 M
  • 1 H, 30 M
  • 27
Chicken roasted red with paprika in a casserole dish and plate of lime wedges on a wooden table

Peruvian Roast Chicken

This bird borrows its Peruvian accent from its amazing technicolor dreamcoat of paprika, cumin, and garlic.

  • 30 M
  • 1 H, 45 M
  • 24
Chocolate Sour Cream Bundt Cake Recipe

Chocolate Sour Cream Bundt Cake

Does the true beauty of this cake lie in its stunning silhouette? Its intensely chocolatey chocolatiness? Or its lazy-day ease? You tell us.

  • 25 M
  • 1 H, 30 M
  • 86
Strawberry Ice Cream Recipe

Strawberry Ice Cream

The tempered sweetness of this summery homemade dessert relies on in-season strawberries more than obscene amounts of sugar.

  • Quick Glance
  • 30 M
  • 1 H
  • 16
Poor Man's Champagne Cocktail

Poor Man’s Champagne Cocktail

Not that we have anything against bubbly. Gosh, no. But ounce for ounce, this is a far more budget-conscious cocktail.

  • Quick Glance
  • 5 M
  • 5 M
  • 0
Roast Chicken with Citrus

Roast Chicken with Citrus

The words “orange chicken” used to make us think of gloppy Chinese takeout—until we tried this orange chicken.

  • 40 M
  • 2 H, 40 M
  • 13
Sriracha Chicken Wings

Spicy Sriracha Chicken Wings

These Sriracha chicken wings are super enticing despite being super spicy—or is it precisely because they’re super spicy?

  • Quick Glance
  • 25 M
  • 30 M
  • 0
Sidecar Cocktail

Sidecar Cocktail

Created during Prohibition, this collision of Cognac, orange liqueur, and lemon isn’t for the faint of heart—nor for the slight of tolerance.

  • Quick Glance
  • 10 M
  • 10 M
  • 2
Summer Vegetable Gratin

Summer Vegetable Gratin

What to do with late summer abundance? Chef Alain Ducasse’s fancy-pants interpretation of a Provençal classic.

  • Quick Glance
  • 45 M
  • 1 H
  • 0
The Derby

The Derby Cocktail

Bourbon. Curaçao. Sweet vermouth. Lime. We’re sad we didn’t concoct this comforting little ditty. But we’re glad somebody did.

  • Quick Glance
  • 5 M
  • 5 M
  • 0
Bacon and Cheese Scones

Bite-Size Bacon and Cheese Scones

Cute as a button, and not much bigger, these buttery, bacony scones are the most diminutive and darned good baked thing we’ve had in recent memory.

  • Quick Glance
  • 30 M
  • 45 M
  • 21